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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am EST
on letterman, they get attacked for that. but, in fact, that's the only way to reach folks. >> rose: and they believe it humanized them to do that. >> but they can not get -- it's very hard to exercise presidential leadership in the classic sense in a culture that is so incredibly atomized. >> i don't think i agree with that. so if you look at what's happened over i would say the last 30 or 40 years is power has become centralized in washington. in the white house each white house i've covered is more insular and centralized than the one before and it's a relatively small number of people in the west wing. in congress it's more centralized. in the house much more centralized in the speaker's office. in the senate much more centralized in the leadership. so i do think if you got say an obama and a boehner and a romney or a reid together with a relatively small number of people you could exercise serious presidential leadership even with all the other things going on in the country. >> tom and then jon. go ahead, tom. >> i'll just add to david's point. when jon meacham 20 years from n
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
becoming an actor. yesterday i had the great pleasure of interviewing david letterman because david is receiving one of the kennedy honors. he's an honoree this year. and he, you know, he grew up in indiana. and in high school did not quite know, and thought he would end up going to some kind of trade school, literally trade school. didn't do well in school. he took a course in public speaking. and the idea of, and he knew within five minutes that that is what he wanted to do. >> wow. >> he wanted to be able to speak, i mean the experience of that changed his life. you know. and i always think of, i can remember what it was that made me so curious about you know the world around me so that the perfect place for me to be was sitting at a table talking about these kinds of things. and how lucky you are if you can find that. all of us found it pretty early, didn't we? >> relatively. that reminded me of-- . >> rose: before you went to college. >> murrow's journey, out of the lumber fields to washington state university, his teacher there, he was in a play and she recognized something. a
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am EST
it and took time off to do it. with david letterman -- (laughs) david lindbergh. >> no comedy, it wasn't a funny time. >> rose: why did you feel the necessary toy do that? >> i threw myself in some situations. i was leading the open championship, there were nine holes to go, i collapsed on that fell apart sort sort of thing. >> rose: why do you fall apart? >> well, that time if you cannot hit certain shots under pressure, that's the real bottom line or put under pressure. so i had a great year in 1983, i was european number one. then i went another year through '84 and i played with ben crenshaw in the final group at the masters in '84. i then won at hilton head, my first win in america. but to cut a long story short, by the end of the year a little voice said "you haven't quite got it." so david ledbetter was right there, in sun city in south africa and i'd been asking other coaches "what do you think?" and then david said well, if we get the chain reaction right we can -- we can work on things or change things. so i thought about it again for a couple more months until may of -- i ju
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